PM Modi pledges to propel India to global gaming leadership

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged to ensure that India becomes a leader in the gaming industry. In an exclusive interaction with IANS at his official residence, PM Modi emphasized the potential of the gaming market and his commitment to supporting Indian gamers and developers, reported NDTV.

“The irony is that Indians are investing large sums of money while others are making huge profits in the gaming industry. I called young gamers recently to understand their problems. After the interaction, I told my government that I want to cement India’s leadership in the global gaming market,” said PM Modi.

He highlighted the future market for gaming, noting that it has become part of the Olympics, and expressed his desire for Indian youth to participate in it. He said, “There is such a big future market. Gaming has come to the Olympics now and I want Indian youth to participate in it.”

PM Modi said that he understands the aspirations of the youth and wants to create a way to fulfil their aspirations.

Last month, PM Modi met with young gamers, including Payal Dhare, Mithilesh Patankar, Animesh Agarwal, Naman Mathur, and Anshu Bisht. The discussions covered various key topics and included light-hearted moments.

In another interview last week, PM Modi highlighted the role of the start-up ecosystem and India’s role in the gaming industry.

The Indian gaming industry generated $3.1 billion in revenue in FY23 and boasts an audience of more than 500 million players. PM Modi pointed out that emerging sectors like gaming have created a skilled group in the country, especially in towns and cities.